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Sowbug | Sowbug

Size
Sowbugs reach up to inch long.


Color
Sowbugs are dark gray in color, have seven pair of legs and are made up of about ten lateral plates that overlap one another. They are related to pillbugs, but cannot curl up into a tight, round ball when disturbed.


Habits
Sowbugs, like pillbugs, are closely related to other crustaceans such as crabs, shrimp and crayfish. Like their oceanic relatives, they require areas of high moisture for survival. Sowbugs may live for up to two years, and they molt consistently throughout their lifetime. They are commonly found outdoors under mulch, compost, boards and stones. They often enter crawl spaces, damp basements and first floors of houses and usually enter through door thresholds, expansion joints, and voids of concrete block walls. Frequent sightings of these pests indoors means there are large numbers breeding close to the foundation.


Diet
Sowbugs eat decaying organic and vegetable materials, although they also may attack living plant tissues and turf, as well as fruits and vegetables.


Reproduction
Females have leaf-like growths at the base of some legs, which are brood pouches for holding developing eggs and embryos. Females produce a batch of around 25 eggs that hatch within a pouch on her ventral side. Females may have several broods each year.


Other Information
Sowbugs and pillbugs are the only crustaceans totally adapted for living on land.


 

 

Interior

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Cy-Kick CS Aersol  
Cy-Kick CS Aersol
-Ready to use
-Apply as a crack and crevice treatment
-Effective against most common pests
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$18.95
 

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Microcare Pressurized/General Pests  
Microcare Pressurized/General Pests
-Ready to use
-Apply as a crack and crevice treatment
-A Natural alternative

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$18.95
 

Exterior


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Wisdom TC Flowable  (Bifen)  
Wisdom TC Flowable (Bifen)
-Quick Knock Down, Last 30-Days
-Mix concentrate at 1oz per gallon
-Use 2-4 gallons per application
-Application= $2.50 to $4.99
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$49.95
 

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Cy-kick CS Concentrate  
Cy-kick CS Concentrate
-Microencapsulated last 60-days
-Mix at a rate of 1oz /gal. water
-Avg. 1-3 gallons per application
-Avg. application= $3.13 to $9.36
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$49.95
 

Equipment


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Nitri Solve Gloves  
Nitri Solve Gloves
-Professional Grade Rubber Gloves
-Strong Chemical Resistance
-Recommend for all treatments
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$4.95
 

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Valuline Backpack Sprayer  
Valuline Backpack Sprayer
-Durable Backpack Sprayer
-Great for around the house or commercial use
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$114.95
 

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Victor Glue Traps  
Victor Glue Traps
-Used for trapping and monitoring
-Provides additional control
-Order by 20 ct. or by the case
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$9.95
 

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Bug and Weed Sprayer  
Bug and Weed Sprayer
-Sturdy Plastic Pump Can
-Holds 1 Gallon
-Least Expensive Option
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$18.95
 


 
 
 
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